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Not to be confused with wine-based Sangria, Sangrita is a traditional Mexican drink that serves as the perfect companion to tequila. Today, we’re offering a unique take using California-grown ingredients to elevate this beverage to all-new heights. The bright citrus and spice notes are perfect served in the classic preparation, but also remarkable as a Shandy with beer or sparkling wine from California.
The Golden State is an agricultural mecca, from the wine regions and fruit orchards to the nation’s “salad bowl”. But for our Sangrita, we’re focusing on three exceptional California-grown ingredients: fresh citrus juice, pomegranate juice, and tomato juice. All sourced from California, these ingredients embody the essence of the state’s incredible produce.
Why do these make a difference? A blend of California citrus juice is the bright base of this recipe. The pomegranate juice adds a sweet, antioxidant-rich burst, while tomato juice from the Golden State provides an earthy richness. This beverage base is possibly the perfect blend and will be making a regular appearance around here.
Step-By-Step How to Make Sangrita Base: The Ultimate California-Grown Recipe
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir well until everything is well mixed.
Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld. Serve chilled.
So, you’ve made a pitcher of delicious Sangrita, but how exactly do you enjoy it? Traditionally, Sangrita is sipped alongside a good quality tequila, but you can also use it in cocktails or even as a zesty marinade for grilling. The flavors are so versatile that they enhance a wide variety of foods and beverages.
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